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the developing headline tonight. the first official hurricane of the 2015 season here in the east. also, a short time ago, the new details. the seven firefighters trapped. three killed when the vehicle goes up in flames in a wildfire. and our team with firefighters just as the planes sweep through. former president jimmy carter tonight, for the first time, revealing where his cancer has spread to. and what next. donald trump on the crowd listening to jeb bush, saying they're sleeping. bush fighting back tonight. and trump on sending 11 million undocumented immigrants home. >> we're going to get them out so fast and so quick and it's going to be tough. the gunfire erupting in st. louis. tonight, the police say the teenager shot and killed pulled out a gun first. tonight here, the video taken by police. and the subway pitchman.
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you will hear from the woman tonight who says she wore fbi wires for years to help catch him. good evening. and we begin tonight with fast-moving developments on both coasts. tracking that first official hurricane of the season here in the east. and we are also learning more about that horror. the seven firefighters trapped in a wildfire, three of them dying. that fire in twisp, washington, blowing up in just a matter of hours. and tonight here, word of one of the firefighters lost, just 20 years old. and this evening, there is also word that the wife of one of those seven firefighters trapped is also a firefighter herself. she's been pulled off the frontlines tonight. abc's neal karlinsky in washington with the 911 call, authoritying describing it at a hellstorm. >> reporter: tonight, we're learning the harrowing details about how firefighters were trapped by a new and ferocious
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blaze in washington state. >> it was a hellstorm up here and the winds were blowing in every direction. >> reporter: the battle one official called a hellstorm. as winds pick up to dangerous levels, putting more firefighters at risk, even as these brave men and women mourn three of their own. >> it hurts deep. but the job goes on. >> reporter: the three firefighters killed and four injured were in the middle of a firefight near the tiny town of twisp, washington, when their vehicle crashed and they were overtaken by flames. a 25-year-old with critical burns flown to a hospital in seattle, now fighting for his life and surrounded by family. >> it's a hard time, but there's hope. >> reporter: a female firefighter pulled off the front lines tonight after learning her own husband was among the seven victims. the twisp fire exploding overnight from a tiny 50 acres to a nearly 8,000-acre inferno with swirling winds changing direction, catching the firefighters by surprise.
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>> it's going to go there next. go that way, right now. >> reporter: late tonight on the front lines. see the firefighters running? the flames are coming. they're saying there's a propane tank. we're going to move on. suddenly, amidst the flames, a huge load of flame retardant rained down right on top of us. the flames are still going and these firefighters, they take it in stride and they're moving on. david? >> incredible scene and we're thinking about all of those families tonight. neal, thank you. next to what is officially hurricane danny. swirling in the tropics and growing in strength at this hour. the first hurricane in the atlantic this season. there is also a more immediate threat, though. the severe weather from the mid-atlantic up through the northeast, after four inches falling in central new jersey, turning this interstate into a river in the last 24 hours. lightning all part of the storms in north carolina tonight. at ft. bragg, reports 16 soldiers were injured by lightning strike.
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so, let's get right to rob marciano, first, the severe weather you are tracking. >> reporter: lines of strong storms moving across the east. i want to focus on the flash flood warnings through d.c., baltimore, in through philadelphia. into new england overnight. this is probably going to be some problems for the morning commute. >> we saw the headline today, the first official hurricane in the atlantic. >> reporter: 80 miles an hour. look at this image, though. it's a very small storm. it makes it difficult to predict the intensity. the forecast track still brings it into the caribbean late weekend. still too soon to say if it gets to the u.s., but the next three to four weeks, going to be very active. we're getting into primetime for hurricane season. >> rob, thank you. we turn now to former president jimmy carter. tonight, his candor, his provery, talking about where his cancer has spread to and the next stems now. president carter saying at first he thought he had just weeks to live. now, saying he is ready for what lies ahead. and just hours after he spoke today, he underwent treatment in atlanta.
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abc's jon karl is there tonight. >> reporter: the diagnosis isn't good, but jimmy carter is handling it with grace. >> so, i'm ready for anything. and looking forward to a new adventure. >> reporter: carter laid it all out there, explaining doctors found a cancerous growth in his liver earlier this summer. two weeks ago, he had the tumor removed but then learned the cancer had spread to four spots on his brain. melanoma. he feared the worst. >> i just thought i had a few weeks left, but i was surprisingly at ease. you know, i have had a wonderful life, i have thousands of friends and i have had an exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence. >> reporter: phone calls from the other presidents are already coming. >> former president bush called me at one time and then george h.w. bush, bush sr. called me yesterday afternoon again. i think i appreciated that very much and the wives were on the telephone with them. >> reporter: obama and biden
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called, too, and the clintons. carter in good enough spirits to joke about their famously cool relationship. >> bill clinton called, hillary clinton called, secretary of state called. first time they've called me in a long time. >> reporter: and you still feel you have a lot of work left to do? >> well, i do. and within the bounds of my physical and mental capability, i'll continue to do it. >> reporter: carter is a man of deep faith and one thing he continues to keep doing is teaching sunday school at his hometown church. he holds out some hope of taking a long-planned trip in november to nepal. >> jon, thank you so much. i want to get right to dr. besser right now. i never heard of melanoma on the brain before. >> reporter: that usually begins as a skin cancer. 4% of the time, it can spread in the body and unfortunately, the brain is one of the places it can go. >> you were telling me today, there is hope for the president. >> reporter: i think there is. he's a very active 90-year-old. he's getting cutting edge treatment. radiation he got to his brain to target those areas with cancer.
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he's getting medication to boost his immune system, which is much less toxic than tradition am che chemotherapy. and the idea here is not a cure, but to allow him to live as full a life as possible. i think we have every reason to share his optimism. >> rich, thank you so much. we are picking for the former president tonight. meantime, another medical headline. there is a new study tonight finding that aggressive treatment for what some doctors say is the earliest stage of the disease may not be necessary to save lives. every year, 60,000 american women are diagnosed with what's often called stage zero cancer. many go on to have a lumpectomy, even a mastectomy. this study questioning if any of that is necessary and dr. besser will stay on that, as well. in the meantime tonight, next, to the race for 2016 and the faceoff tonight between two top republicans. the gloves are coming off. donald trump and what he said about jeb beush supporters. also going head to head on those 11 million undocumented immigrants. trump on the cover of "time"
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magazine tonight. abc's tom llamas from new hampshire. >> reporter: tonight, the battle between donald trump and jeb bush is getting ugly. >> you know what's happening to jeb's crowd as you know right down the street? they're sleeping. they're sleeping now. >> reporter: immigration center stage. trump vowing to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> we're going to get them out so fast and so quick and it's going to be tough. it not going to be like, will you please come with us? >> reporter: now bush firing right back. >> there should be a little more focus on solving the problems rather than just kind of coming in like a tidal wave and saying things that are just outrageous and don't make sense. >> reporter: but both candidates today facing questions about why they use the term "anchor babies" to describe american born children of undocumented immigrants. the implication? parents have the children to anchor themselves in the u.s. so they're not deported. are you aware that the term anchor baby, that's an offensive term. people find that hurtful? >> you mean it's not politically
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correct and yet everybody uses it? >> reporter: just two years ago, bush chaired a hispanic outreach group that sent a memo to capitol hill suggesting they not use it. >> give me another word. >> reporter: hillary clinton tweeting, how about "babie"babi" david, tomorrow, trump set to hold his biggest rally ever in mobile, alabama. the campaign started with a space that held 1,000 people. they have held it now to a stadium that holds 40,000. the campaign hoping to fill it. david? >> tom llamas with us again tonight. tom, thank you. and from politics to the economy now. and a new headline for your hundred in your 401(k) today. the dow down 358 points. more than 2%. one reason for the drop? the federal reserve sig nachling it may soon raise interest rates next month. the first time in years.
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could affect the rates you pay for your credit cards, mortgages and car loans. well turn to new england tonight, and the trial making national headlines now. the teenage girl who says she was sexually attacked at a prestigious school. questioned by the lawyer for her former schoolmate, who was sitting there watching her in the courtroom, and we should warn you, the testimony may be difficult to hear. abc's gio benitez in concord, new hampshire, tonight. >> reporter: today, 19-year-old owen labrie watching his lawyer cross examine the 16-year-old girl accusing him of rape. questioning her truthfulness again and again. >> isn't that a lie? >> no. >> reporter: labrie, a graduating senior, inviting the freshman girl to meet him one night at the science building. a romantic moment, she says, became a violent assault. his attorney today asking why she says she was cloudy in her interview with police. >> why were you cloudy? >> i was raped. >> reporter: the girl breaking down on the stand. >> i was cloudy because i was traumatized.
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>> reporter: the questions included graphic details about that night and about their e-mails after. labrie writing, you're a gem. her response? you're not too bad yourself. >> you were not being truthful because your real feelings were different than what you were saying in the words, correct? >> correct. i was hiding behind a computer screen. >> reporter: david, owen labrie insists he never had sex with the girl. but when she got off the stand today, she issued this statement. "i can now say i'm a survivor." david? >> gio benitez with us from new hampshire tonight. gio, thank you. next, to st. louis, a city erupting in gun fire overnight. this time, a black teenager shot and killed by police, officers say he pointed a gun at them first. and tonight, right here, this video captured by police, showing the aftermath and the scene. again tonight, abc's steve osunsami. >> shield guys, protect your stick. >> reporter: it's now come to this. these are st. louis police
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recording their own video of a street fight with angry young people after two white police officers shot and killed a black suspect who they say pointed a gun at the officers. police are posting pictures online of the bricks and rocks thrown their way. listen as they yell out the name of objects they are trying to dodge. >> brick. >> another rock. >> brick, brick. >> reporter: they arrested nine people. >> i think it's important that we document the things that are happening. >> reporter: this is the same neighborhood where there was a murder on monday and regular shootings and robberies. 18-year-old mansur ball-bey was killed while police were trying to execute a search warrant for drugs and guns. they found both. the teen's family say police went too far. >> he did not deserve this at all. he didn't deserve this. >> reporter: tonight, police are still looking for a second teen who ran away from the home, and david, police tell us that the gun that started this all was stolen. >> steve, thank you. we turn next tonight to washington, and that motel explosion we reported on last night here.
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the surveillance video now showing the moment the explosion ripped apart that motel. just moments after the manager got every guest out. more than 60 people. a gas leak is to blame. one gas company worker injured with third degree burns. we turn overseas tonight, to china, and new concerns about that massive chemical explosion. the warehouse erupting in a massive fire ball last week. investigators today saying levels of sodium cyanide in the area still dangerously high. the potentially deadly chemical found in the water hundreds of times over the safety limit. next tonight, and back here at home, the army pioneers. the first two women to make it through army ranger school, speaking out for the first time. they qualified after completing that grueling ranger training months under extreme conditions. tonight, those pioneers on what kept them going through it all. here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: that legendary course is designed to break you. mentally, physically, but today,
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for the first time ever, alongside new male rangers, the army introduced two women. >> it's definitely awesome to be part of the history of a ranger school. >> reporter: first lieutenant shaye haver, west point graduate, attack helicopter pilot. >> each event that we succeeded in, we kind of we winning hearts and finds as we went. >> reporter: captain kristen groois, west point, military police. >> i was thinking, really, of future generations of women that i would like them to have that opportunity. >> reporter: both women meeting the same standards the men did. >> i have no issues with them serving next to me in combat. >> reporter: a possibility that these women are ready for. >> we're expected to do, you know, what we ask of our soldiers and then some. we're supposed to be leading from the front. >> reporter: but women can't serve as rangers yet. the secretary of defense will make a decision by the end of the year which combat roles
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women will be taking on. david? >> martha raddatz, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the subway pitchman, and the whistle blower who says she wore a wire for the fbi for years. coming up, you will hear from her. she tipped off the fbi, and why she alerted the authorities. also, the big change coming to many american movie theaters tonight. the question, will you approve of it for safety? last night, we told you about $4.5 million found in the water. look at this vacant building tonight, because they found a million-dollar discovery right inside. due to menopausal change. it's not likely to go away on its own. so let's do something about it. premarin vaginal cream can help. it provides estrogens to help rebuild vaginal tissue and make intercourse more comfortable. premarin vaginal cream treats vaginal changes due to menopause and moderate-to-severe painful intercourse caused
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>> i was shocked. i was stunned. >> reporter: rochelle herman-walrond, a casual acquaintance of fogle's, saying she first contacted authorities after fogle made an inappropriate comment about his attraction to middle school girls. worked undercover with the fbi for 4 1/2 years and wore a wire and says she secretly recorded disturbing and graphic conversations with fogle. >> he would tell me the ages that he was interested in. he would tell me boy or girl. and he would also indicate the fact that he has done it before. >> reporter: in accordance with their policy, the fbi has not confirmed herman-walrond's account. as for subway, who has dropped fogel, they call his actions inexcusable. now, fogle's attorney who has not responded to herman-walrond's claims, says the and witch pitchman will plead guilty to charges of possessing child porn and paying for sex with minors.
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mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. when we come back here tonight, the new development today, why caitlyn jenner could sign be facing charges after that deadly accident. and the mystery inside this vacant building in america. they have just made a million-dollar discovery inside. what they found, right after the break. to a crawl. millions of people are estimated to suffer from opioid-induced constipation, oic, caused by the opioids they use to manage chronic pain. oic is a different type of constipation. opioids block pain signals, but they can also block activity in the bowel. i'm really struggling to find relief... ready to paint a different picture? yes! talk to your doctor about oic and prescription treatment options. i can do that! i found her wandering miles from home. when the phone rang at 5am, i knew it was about mom. i see how hard it's been on her at work and i want to help.
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finally tonight here, the roller coasters, the trains, the carousels, thousands of them made in america. few of us ever think to ask while on a roller coaster, was it made in america? so, we traveled to wichita, kansas, for the answer. to chance rides, the largest ride manufacturer in america. some of their rides take the more scenic route. julian hershey, here for 30 years. a family album like no other. the company started in 1861. >> man, if i ever sell ten of these, i think i'll be successful. well, this is number 384. >> reporter: 384 and counting. more than 5,000 rides since the
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start. all of the rides made here in wichita. >> this is our hometown. >> reporter: more than 100 employees, the zipper, carous carousels, standing, priming, hand carving. and perhaps the best part of the family business? test driving the rides. >> yeah! >> people look at us, are you really going to get on that? well, yeah, that's what we do. >> reporter: all of it with three words in mind. >> made in america! >> we love made in america. and as we say good night this evening, we know many of you home follow our reporting on facebook. late word today, we hit 2 million likes, and so tonight, a thank you. we got some news tonight. >> our facebook page hit 2 million. 2 million likes! >> back on the job. >> back on the job. >> 2 million of you at home following us on facebook. sending us messages. >> david muir! >> yeah! >> oh! >> 2 million high fives. >> made in america. >> yes, sir. >> and proud of it. >> proud of it. >> 2 million friends all across america.
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>> i got to buy a new tv. >> watching "world news tonight." all right. >> 2 million who love those small town victories. >> made in america! >> 2 million who follow our journeys on facebook. >> good evening tonight as we come to you live from the heart of historic havana. atlanta. from iowa. baltimore. philadelphia tonight. from washington tonight. >> 2 million friends who lift us up and only one way to say thanks. >> what do you say about 2 million likes? >> we love you, too!
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